Sunday, August 3, 2008
I Should Probably Just Go To Sleep!
It's after midnight and I just posted two projects on PR and the photos are not correct! I don't know what happened, but I figure I will show here what is right, LOL The top is Vogue 8371 made from a chiffon type print I purchased last year from Fashion Fabric Club. Bias tape is used for the neck and armholes. The hem is topstithced. I serged the seams for that clean finish. The skirt is Simplicity 8831 which is a simple straight skirt, center back zipper, waistband and back slit. I am not sure that this skirt pattern, which has several variations for a top as well, is still available. I made this outfit the night before I left for Dallas, Tx. I wore it on the plane and most of the day. It was very comfortable! The print was to be included as part of the stash reduction contest, but I did not get the chance to submit it in time. Oh well. The skirt fabric was a recent purchase.
The next outfit is a two-piece from McCalls 8272 (a Daphne Maxwell Reid pattern) and Vogue 7184 (not pictured). These are two very out of print patterns. The fabric used is a lightweight gabardine. The top is sleeveless with armhole facings. The button closures are loops and I used some clear buttons that I had in my stash. The skirt is a straight skirt with facings at the waist and a centered back zipper and back slit. All very easy things for quick sewing gratification and instant wearability hahahaha! I have not sewn anything since the pink outfit above. There has not been an opportunity since I've been back home, but I hope to have something to share perhaps by the middle of next week!
Summer is just busy! However, I am glad that I've been able to sew as much as I have.
Since this is August, that means that Fall is just around the corner, but I will still sew a few more summer type outfits because I really do not want to think about Fall or Winter. The latter is just too long of a season around here and I figure there will be plenty of time to make lots of things for that when it gets here. Until then, I'll enjoy the rest of summer. Happy Sewing!